Monster Cookies and the Food Blogger Cookie Swap

December 11, 2012

Last year I missed out on the biggest cookie swap of the Holiday Season.

This year I made sure not to miss out!


What cookie swap am I talking about you ask?

Well The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, of course! Hosted by two fabulous ladies, Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil and Julie of The Little Kitchen.

Not only did I receive three boxes (yes THREE!!) of cookies in my mailbox, but each participant made a donation to Cookies for Kid’s Cancer where OXO® matched our donations DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR!

How awesome is that! It’s a cookie swap that makes your heart and your tummy feel good.

In exchange for the cookies I received I swapped my Monster Cookie recipe. What makes these monster? Only the fact that they have almost every ingredient under the sun snowman!

Holiday cheer…spread some!

And if you want to sign up for next year’s Cookie Swap, go here!

Monster Cookies

Yield: makes around 3 dozen cookies

Monster Cookies


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12-ounce jar crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup mini m&ms
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup raisins, optional
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups rolled oats


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs and sugars for 3 minutes on medium speed. Add in the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter, mix again until everything is well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Pour in the mini M&Ms, chocolate chips, raisins baking soda, and oatmeal and mix on low for a minute just to incorporate everything. Scoop out tablespoons spoons of dough and space about 2 inches apart from each other.
  3. Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set and are a light golden brown. Remove from oven and let sit on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  4. Pour a tall glass of milk and get your cookie on.
  5. Recipe adapted from Paula Deen

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Emily December 12, 2012 at 5:53 am

These look heavenly!! I can’t wait to play Santa and get to eat cookies like these late at night 🙂


2 Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray December 12, 2012 at 6:55 am

I love that monster cookies can just contain EVERYTHING EVER. These look huge and really tasty!


3 Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) December 12, 2012 at 7:29 am

Monster Cookies are my all-time favorite! I love that they get even better tasting on the second day, that is, if there are even any left at that point 🙂


4 Tosha @ Twenty-Five Plus December 12, 2012 at 8:13 am

I’m sad I missed out on thisI I’ve already signed up for next year AND printed your recipe for some awesome santa cookies this year! 🙂


5 Meagan @ A Zesty Bite December 12, 2012 at 9:23 am

I love monster cookies! Some people got some delicious cookies from you!


6 Sarah Sonn December 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Thank you so much for the monster cookies! I loved all the great flavors came together in each epic bite.

Happy Holidays!


7 Amber @ Collections of a Wanderer December 12, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Oh my! These are like peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin cookies all wrapped into some seriously delicious balls of yumminess. It’s the perfect cookie if you can’t decide what you want. They look great!


8 Anne @ Have a Cookie! December 12, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I was in the cookie swap too! I was at CookieCon in Salt Lake City last month and accidentally came across the cookie swap page on Facebook. I signed up for it the minute I got home and was so happy to be accepted as a participant. I made Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chip Cookies for my matches. And I can’t wait to swap again next year!


9 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen December 14, 2012 at 7:13 am

These cookies are calling my name!! I love em!


10 Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom December 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Found you through the Cookie Swap Roundup, these look perfect for Santa! New follower. 🙂


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